Mayor Dennis Raines’ service to the City of Mauldin includes a wide variety of different disciplines. His first service to the community began as a Volunteer Fireman for thirteen years. He has also served as President of the Mauldin Dixie Youth program for six years and on the Mauldin City Council from 1996-2001 where he chaired the Finance and Policy Committee for his last four years on Council. His role as Mayor began in 2012 and he was re-elected for a second term in 2016.

Dennis is a native of Spartanburg County where he was born and raised on a small farm. He graduated from Greenville Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and continued his education at Limestone College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree as an Honors Graduate also in Business Administration.

Dennis’s professional career included twenty-six years at Kemet Electronics where he served in various management positions in supervisory functions and staff management positions that included Production Manager and Plant Cost Accountant. He currently serves as the Vice President of Finance for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County.

Dennis’s most rewarding community achievement has been that of serving as Director/Founder of the Mauldin Miracle League for eleven years. The Mauldin Miracle League is a baseball program for children with disabilities in which the motto is “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.”

In his forty-eight years as a resident of the City of Mauldin Dennis has served his community in some capacity for forty-three of the forty-eight years. Dennis received the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award & the Joseph E. Beck Good Scout Award in 2014. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Municipal Association of SC as First Vice President. He is a Charter Member of the Mauldin Civitan Club and serves on the Community Action Board of Upstate Warrior Solutions.

Dennis has been married to his wife Cathy for forty-five years. They have two sons, Travis and wife Evie and Tyler and his wife Emily along with four grandchildren Gavin, Lawson, Colton and Tinsley.


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